|Ueli Gegenschatz soars in a wingsuit - TED.com|
Wingsuit jumping is the leading edge of extreme sports -- an exhilarating feat of almost unbelievable daring, where skydivers soar through canyons at over 100MPH. Ueli Gegenschatz talks about how (and why) he does it, and shows jawdropping film.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; design; entertainment; exploration; extreme sports; flight; invention; sports; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Ben Saunders: Why bother leaving the house? - TED.com|
Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; extreme sports; personal growth; potential; sports; TEDSalon London Fall 2012; 2012
|Chris Kluwe: How augmented reality will change sports ... and build empathy - TED.com|
Chris Kluwe wants to look into the future of sports and think about how technology will help not just players and coaches, but fans. Here the former NFL punter envisions a future in which augmented reality will help people experience sports as if they are directly on the field -- and maybe even help them see others in a new light, too.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; sports; technology; TED2014; 2014
|David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? - TED.com|
When you look at sporting achievements over the last decades, it seems like humans have gotten faster, better and stronger in nearly every way. Yet as David Epstein points out in this delightfully counter-intuitive talk, we might want to lay off the self-congratulation. Many factors are at play in shattering athletic records, and the development of our natural talents is just one of them.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; genetics; innovation; sports; TED2014; 2014
|Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - TED.com|
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; biomimicry; design; oceans; sports; TEDxPerth; 2013
|Harsha Bhogle: The rise of cricket, the rise of India - TED.com|
The tale of a major global cultural phenomenon: Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle describes the spectacular arrival of fast-paced 20-20 cricket as it parallels the rise of modern India. He traces the game from its sleepy English roots to the current world of celebrity owners and million-dollar player contracts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; sports; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run? - TED.com|
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive -- and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxPennQuarter; TED; Talks; entertainment; health; journalism; science; sports; 2010
|Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up - TED.com|
In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64. Hear her story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; extreme sports; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Shimon Schocken's rides of hope - TED.com|
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; children; education; leadership; personal growth; sports; storytelling; 2010
|Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole - TED.com|
Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage -- and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; climate change; science; sports; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Aimee Mullins on running - TED.com|
In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; beauty; design; prosthetics; sports; technology; 1998
|May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon - TED.com|
In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; sports; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate - TED.com|
Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says -- but we're shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; government; law; philosophy; politics; sports; TED2010; 2010
|Michael Moschen juggles rhythm and motion - TED.com|
Michael Moschen puts on a quietly mesmerizing show of juggling. Don't think juggling is an art? You might just change your mind after watching Moschen in motion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; dance; entertainment; math; music; physics; sports; TED2002; 2002
|Doris Kearns Goodwin on learning from past presidents - TED.com|
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared love of baseball.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; history; politics; sports; storytelling; 2008
|Peter van Manen: How can Formula 1 racing help ... babies? - TED.com|
During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like ... at children’s hospitals? Peter van Manen tells us more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; children; data; health; medicine; sports; technology; TEDxNijmegen; 2013
|Steve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space - TED.com|
At his day job, Steve Truglia flips cars, walks through fire and falls out of buildings -- pushing technology to make stunts bigger, safer, more awesome. He talks us through his next stunt: the highest jump ever attempted, from the very edge of space.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; space; sports; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs - TED.com|
Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; activism; beauty; design; future; prosthetics; sports; technology; 2009
|Lewis Pugh's mind-shifting Everest swim - TED.com|
After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest -- and so began a journey that would teach him a radical new way to approach swimming and think about climate change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; adventure; climate change; global issues; heroism; science; sports; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Gever Tulley 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do - TED.com|
At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; children; design; entertainment; parenting; sports; technology; tedbooks; 2007
|Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces - TED.com|
During the hot summer months, watching an outdoor soccer match or concert can be tantamount to baking uncomfortably in the sun -- but it doesn’t have to be. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, physicist Wolfgang Kessling reveals sustainable design innovations that cool us from above and below, and even collects solar energy for later use.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; environment; global issues; innovation; invention; physics; science; sports; sustainability; TEDxSummit; 2012
|John Wooden on true success - TED.com|
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; culture; education; leadership; life; poetry; sports; work; 2001
|Stew says "Black Men Ski" - TED.com|
What happens when a black man visits Aspen? Singer/songwriter Stew and his band are about to let you know.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; live music; music; performance; poetry; race; short talk; sports; 2006
|Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole - TED.com|
Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; climate change; culture; exploration; global issues; personal growth; potential; sports; technology; 2005
|Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters - TED.com|
Writer and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; United States; arts; culture; entertainment; history; interview; performance; performance art; race; sports; storytelling; theater; 2005
|Charles Leadbeater on innovation - TED.com|
In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; collaboration; culture; economics; innovation; invention; media; open-source; product design; sports; technology; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005